Friday, November 24, 2017

What Kind of Ghoul Am I?

After a few months of grueling horrors (and a grueling holiday yesterday), I thought maybe we'd kick back and dip into some lighter spook-fare before jumping back into the gruesome gruel. So if a ride with a va-va-va-voom girl rock group up to a haunted castle full of m-m-m-monsters sounds like fun to you, then by all means, please jump in the van! If not, just come back in a few days for more of the usual. (As a reminder: This blog is called The Horrors of it ALL, so anything even remotely horror tinged is-- and always will be-- fair game.) From the September 1972 issue of Josie & the Pussycats #64, with a super Stan Goldberg cover, and dynamite Dan DeCarlo on the story art!





























12 comments:

Drew said...

In the early 1970's after the Comics Code Authority loosened its restrictions, Archie Comics did publish some genuine horror stories inappropriately illustrated in their typical cartoony style -- but this comical story isn't one of them.

Mr. Karswell said...

I have posted some of the Archie horror stories you mentioned both here and at my other blog. Check the archive:
http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/search?q=Sabrina&m=0

BTX said...

There were a couple of Josie comics that did it for reals.... One where Melody becomes an old hag and another where Josie is possessed by the Devil.... any of these floating around in your collection?

Mr. Karswell said...

m-m-m-maybe ;)

Anonymous said...

LOVED this one! The variety of horror stories you share here is what makes your blog such a fantastic can't-miss read.

Mr. Karswell said...

Thanks Wendy! :)

EG-Markus said...

tHIS RIPS OFF bOB hOPE & sUPER hIP.

Britt Reid said...

Before the Comics Code was loosened, DC's celebrity comics (in particular the ones starring Bob Hope and Jerry Lewis) featured ongoing characters based on the "classic" monsters like Frankenstein, Dracula.
BTW, Some of the covers and stories were illustrated by Neal Adams!
Dell did super-hero versions of Dracula, Frankenstin, and the WolfMan (as "Werewolf")!
And Archie's "Mad House" and "Tales Calculated to Drive You Bats" series featured several humorous monster characters during its' Silver Age run!

Grant said...

I only know them from cover scans, but the covers of the early issues of "Pep" by Archie are full of comical horror and SF stuff. Of course, sometimes something you see eon the COVER of a comic or magazine isn't anywhere INSIDE it.

Brian Barnes said...

I was in a band and we usually knew when gigs were way ahead of time, some idiot in sunglasses didn't come bursting into our house (we also all didn't live in the same place) and whisked to a try out with a seconds notice.

Also, we never smashed our valuable gear over somebody's head. That would probably have done a bit more than give them stars!

Other than that, this was a perfectly realistic tale! :)

glowworm2 said...

While more Scooby Doo plotwise if anything--I do love the bit where Valerie has had enough of those two guys' crap and tries to stake the vampire!

Grant said...

What Brian Barnes mentions is interesting, because in comedies about bands, it seems like a real tradition for them to live together like that, and not just while traveling. There's the Monkees, the Beatles at the start of HELP!, and it probably goes back a lot farther.